We knew it was only a matter of time before Netflix followed-up the release of the Cursed poster with some preview images. Not because we have any "divine powers" but because we knew that another publication was only going to have limited exclusivity before they were made available (welcome behind the curtain on how this all works). What follows are four looks at Katherine Langford's (13 Reasons Why) Nimue and those who will help or hinder her along her way, with the 10-episode series adaptation of Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler's illustrated book set to premiere this summer.
Based on comic book writer/artist Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) and writer/producer Wheeler's (Puss In Boots) illustrated young adult book of the same name, the series serves as a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue (Langford): a teenage heroine with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. Cursed is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible. Jon East (Killing Eve), Zetna Fuentes (One Life to Live), and Daniel Netthiem (The Hunter) are dividing directorial duties, with Fuentes executive producing the first two episodes of the 10-episode series, and Wheeler serving as writer and showrunner. Miller and Wheeler will executive produce, with Alex Boden (Sense8) producing and Silenn Thomas serving as co-executive producer.
Netflix's Cursed also stars Devon Terrell (Barry), Gustaf Skarsgård (Westworld, Vikings), Peter Mullan (Ozark), Lily Newmark (Temple, Sex Education), Shalom Brune-Franklin (The State, Our Girl), Daniel Sharman (Fear the Walking Dead, Medici), Sebastian Armesto (Poldark, Broadchurch), Emily Coates (Flack), Catherine Walker (Versailles, The Delinquent Season), Billy Jenkins (The Crown, Holmes & Watson, Humans), Bella Dayne (Humans, Troy: Fall of a City), and more.